PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Port St. Lucie police arrested a mother and son on charges of filing a false police report and insurance fraud after police say the two claimed their 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was stolen. Detectives later located the vehicle submerged in a canal.
Police say the investigation began on June 23rd when Linda Grissom called 911 and said someone took the car from her driveway.
Police met with Grissom and her son Larry at the home. After filing a stolen vehicle report, police say the Grissoms filed a claim with their insurance company.
Detectives continued to investigate and interview other family members.
During one of the interviews, a detective said he was told that Larry Grissom had admitted that he “crashed the car and sunk it.”
The detective continued to question Larry Grissom. During the interview, Larry admitted to crashing the 2008 Grand Prix into a ditch on Citrus Boulevard in Martin County approximately three miles south of Becker Road, according to police.
Detectives located the vehicle and once again interviewed Linda Grissom. They say she continued to stick to the original story that someone other than her son had taken the vehicle.
Detectives ended up arresting both Larry and Linda Grissom who were booked into the St. Lucie County Jail.